They sure make kids toothbrushes more fun than what ours were.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
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Sunday, July 29, 2012
The kids and I went grocery shopping on Friday and the last thing I bought was everyone's favorite cereal. I have to watch myself and be good not to be addicted to them. Oh how much I like these I can not say, and they go well with coffee on the side.
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Saturday, July 28, 2012
These go together like peanut butter and jelly, or peas and carrots, where you see one, it is only natural to see the other.
A cup of coffee and the the Word...............ahh the way to start the morning.
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Friday, July 27, 2012
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Thursday, July 26, 2012
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Saturday, July 21, 2012
Big Brown Eyes looking at me..
Eyes full of promise and possibility
Freckles on his face and freckles on his nose
Eyes that twinkle wherever he goes.
Eyes so brown and so deep
it is like he has wisdom to keep.
I love these big brown eyes
and he is one of the best little guys
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Thursday, July 19, 2012
Seriously, though, I looked all day for a animal or an insect or something I could use for this subject today. It was way too hot I guess for even bugs. So This will have to do for my animal shot. LOL
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Wednesday, July 18, 2012
My fun loving husband with his taco salad plate at our church for Wed night fellowship. The man likes his taco salad...and it was good. He worked hard today, he was a hungry man. So he pulled a funny pose on me..just as I took the picture. Sometimes he feels like a nut, sometimes he don't.
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Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Their smell oh so sweet
kisses that can't be beat
the sound of their laughter is music to my ears
and they will be my addiction throughout all my years.
This is MY addiction. My kids.
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Monday, July 16, 2012
A cloud with the sun peeking through is a SIGN to me. A sign of beauty and God's grace. I have always felt this way about "shiny Jesus clouds" as my children call them. My children believe it is heaven peeking out. Why couldn't it be? Heaven is beautiful and a cloud with sun gleaming off the edge is beautiful. It is even more so , when we get to see rays breaking though.
A sign is:
So a cloud is a s sign of the Creator. It is a sign of the promise of a hope and future in Jesus in glory. At least that is what this kind of cloud is to me.
So what is your sign? And I don't mean astrological.........:o)
Posted by Thelma Strobl at 3:16 PM
Daddy's finger to be exact, lending a helping hand, well finger. Children rely on their father. A Daddy's hand holds great responsibility. It must know when to be gentle and when to be firm. It must know when to be a hand that points with assistance and a hand that points with guidance.
The most beautiful hands ever were those of the Savior who were nailed to a cross. His fingers and hands stretched across the expanse of a Cross for the atonement of our sins. The finger of God moving across the vast expanse of time and space to erase the penalty of sin, if one chooses to accept the nail scarred hand of the Lord Jesus.
Mike here points the way in a puzzle for Hannah, but the most important way to point the way with our children is to point to the words and read them from the Bible. Let's use our fingers and lives and actions and words and deeds and point the way to the REAL answer. JESUS.
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Saturday, July 14, 2012
Building of memories........it is as simple as raindrops and an umbrella. Building memories....taking a snap shot with your heart or with a camera of the simple moments in life that may seem small at the moment but in reality, those moments...are HUGE. So take time for some building.......building the memories that will be treasured for a life time.
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Friday, July 13, 2012
Open up you head and let the imagination in.....Imagination......opens possibilities that are astounding. Children have no qualms about being open.......to imagination........faith............love.............so this is my picture of OPEN
My oldest two open to the possibilities a few props can turn into being
We will not discuss that they were supposed to be doing something else I asked them to do..but this picture was too priceless. And after this they started what I had told them to do with renewed energy and concentration. So maybe, just maybe a play break, sometimes opens us up to greater possibilities. Maybe, just maybe we should all play more and open our minds to the possibilities.
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Thursday, July 12, 2012
My favorite love letter: The Word of God....I hilight, I take notes, I love this love letter. The whole thing is one HUGE love letter from the Lord to us.
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Tuesday, July 10, 2012
So many beautiful colors, how can you pick just one...so I pick the rainbow. This one just happens to be drawn by my 6 year old.
Favorite color? It is like lay's potato chips, I can't pick just one. I love rainbows, God's paint brush got all happy showing us His promise when he painted the first rainbow in the sky.
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The BIG branch Mike had to cut off the tree that broke and hung over the deck. The picture does not do it justice..but it was big. Just glad I did not have to see him go up there and cut it down...LOL.
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Monday, July 9, 2012
Can it really be six years? So much has happened over the past year. You took huge steps of independence and went to kindergarten. You took to kindergarten like a duck to water. You faced it with gusto and did not look back. The first time you met your teacher you were timid, but that first day of school, you walked through that door looking so tiny and small, but held you teacher's hand and went down the hall. With a smile and a wave, you stepped into big girl land and Mommy had to let go a little. That is what it is about, parenthood. Letting go, a little at a time. Trusting the Lord Jesus to care for her gifts as they begin to face the world.
Your joy and kindness touched your classmates and the teachers at your school. You had a spider bite that landed you in the hospital and you faced it with bravery. You didn't fuss or whine or even get cranky, but you greeted doctors and nurses with sweetness. The doctors told Mommy, how uncommon you are, what a good little girl you are. I have to agree. You are a good girl. Sure you make mistakes, we all do. But your repentant, loving heart is helping you grow mighty in the Lord.
You grew spiritually to as you trusted the Lord Jesus with more and more of your heart. I have watched you grow in Jesus and in grace and it amazes me. You my dear daughter are a gift from God.
Thanks for being our family comedian. You have gifts that are yours alone and you have gifts you share with your brother and sister. Each of you sew something special into the tapestry of our lives. You are precious, special and a blessing.
You are a good sister, and a good daughter. Thank you my sweet girl, for just being you. You are truly a piece of Sunshine in our lives and we praise God for you.
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Day 8 was lunch. Jenny chose lunch that day since it was her birthday. By the time I remembered to take a picture of lunch........it was GONE. So here is LUNCH---------Gone...
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Sun baked garden...oh how hot it has been and our flowers are looking sun baked. So I took a picture of the one that is the least baked.
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Thursday, July 5, 2012
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Monday, July 2, 2012
Today after we did some devotions we did some praise dance and then prayer. I prayed for each of the children and then they wanted to pray for me. Their prayers were so sweet. Then we turned on some worship music. Jenny suddenly fell to her knees then lay prostrate before the Lord. She led the way. Then we all prayed and had some quite worship before the Lord. She lay there seeking God for 20 minutes. I am not sure what she sought God for, she could not put it into words. The other two put their hands on her little back and prayed quietly and then knelt and prayed themselves. I did not orchestrate this. I did not ask them to do this. It was spontaneous and it was beautiful. Then I began to pray out loud for our family, loved ones, needs etc. We sought God's face and we felt His presence.
His presence was thick and tangible. A blanket of love, peace and joy surrounded us. It was not boisterous or loud, but still and quiet and so very peaceful. My children sought the King of Kings for their own needs, without provocation. I am in awe of HIM! My Lord, my God and my King. He has placed something in the hearts of my children, that is not my doing, nor can I explain it.
I stand in awe of a God who uses children to speak in words of quiet peace.
I prayed for God to overshadow them and fill them as they go to school this year. I prayed that they will be a beacon of light in this word. I prayed that God would teach me, in all my stumbles and mistakes, to go to Him like a child. To trust in Him for everything.
Nothing............absolutely NOTHING is impossible for God. So we asked God for what to man seems impossible but to my God, nothing is impossible. He is Lord over allergies. He is Lord over sensory issues. He is Lord over needs, bills, hopes, dreams, callings..........He is Lord over and of ALL. He can do anything. Great is He and awesome to be praise. Great is His faithfulness unto us. I stand in AWE of a God who can turn something simple into a mighty lesson for hearts, bless your socks off and leave your heart smiling and feeling love beyond the explicable.
Posted by Thelma Strobl at 12:34 PM
I am going to attempt to do this:
This means today I will post 2 pictures at some point. I am hoping this gets me back in the swing of blogging. I may or may not blog some thoughts the picture brings......we shall see, time will tell.
Come on join the fun and post some pictures either on your blog or facebook. Have fun with it, be creative, let your hair down a little, stop to smell the flowers, dance in the rain and enjoy the blessing of life.
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